texting http://kuow.org en Statewide Special Patrols To Crack Down On Distracted Driving Starting Thursday http://kuow.org/post/statewide-special-patrols-crack-down-distracted-driving-starting-thursday <p></p><p>You’ve probably heard the slogan “Click It or Ticket” to promote seatbelt safety. Now, Washington state is joining in a new national campaign to target people who text and drive.</p><p>Special patrols will be out statewide, starting Thursday, with a new snappy slogan to add: “U-Drive, U-Text, U-Pay.” Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:04:23 +0000 Liz Jones 32182 at http://kuow.org Statewide Special Patrols To Crack Down On Distracted Driving Starting Thursday Washington Lawmakers Want To Crack Down On Distracted Driving, Again http://kuow.org/post/washington-lawmakers-want-crack-down-distracted-driving-again <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/01/012414TW_TextingWhileDriving_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>In Washington and Oregon, if you want to talk on your phone while driving, you’re required to use a hands-free device. But now a Washington state lawmaker wants to go further.<p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 17:39:48 +0000 Taylor Winkel 27699 at http://kuow.org Washington Lawmakers Want To Crack Down On Distracted Driving, Again 'Absolutely Crazy': Man Killed In Movie Theater For Texting? http://kuow.org/post/absolutely-crazy-man-killed-movie-theater-texting <h6><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/01/14/262369211/absolutely-crazy-man-killed-in-movie-theater-for-texting/#0001" target="_self">Click here for our latest update</a>.</h6><p>The early reports about what happened Monday afternoon inside a movie theater near Tampa are certainly disturbing:<p>"It started with a father sending text messages to his daughter during the previews of a movie," <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/13/justice/florida-movie-theater-shooting/" target="_blank">CNN writes</a>. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 14:06:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 27021 at http://kuow.org 'Absolutely Crazy': Man Killed In Movie Theater For Texting? New Research Suggests Texting Much Worse Than Talking While Driving http://kuow.org/post/new-research-suggests-texting-much-worse-talking-while-driving <p>Steve Scher talks with Dr. Charlie Klauer, research scientist at Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, about new research on distracted driving. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 00:00:58 +0000 Steve Scher & Amina Al-Sadi 26447 at http://kuow.org New Research Suggests Texting Much Worse Than Talking While Driving New Oregon Laws: Taxes, Texting, Tethering And Tanning http://kuow.org/post/new-oregon-laws-taxes-texting-tethering-and-tanning <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/12/122713CL_newlaws_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Call it the year of the "T." Some of the new laws set to take effect in Oregon when the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve involve taxes, texting, tethering and teen tanning.<p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 15:34:59 +0000 Chris Lehman 26247 at http://kuow.org New Oregon Laws: Taxes, Texting, Tethering And Tanning Despite Danger People Still Texting And Driving http://kuow.org/post/despite-danger-people-still-texting-and-driving <p>Studies upon studies have exposed the dangers of texting and driving. Some go so far as to say texting is worse than drinking and driving. Renowned director <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BqFkRwdFZ0">Werner Herzog even made a film about it</a>.</p><p>Yet a new University of Washington study shows that one in 12 drivers in Washington state are still using cellphones or other electronic devices on the road, and half of those using their devices are texting.</p><p>Ross Reynolds talks with Beth Ebel, the study's principal investigator and trauma doctor in the Injury Prevention and Research Center at Harborview, about her findings.<br> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 18:37:11 +0000 Ross Reynolds 19983 at http://kuow.org Despite Danger People Still Texting And Driving